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Private, U. S. Marine Corps, 77th Co., 6th Machine Gun Batn., 2nd Div. Born Currituck County, June 13, 1895; son of Albert S. and Minnie P. Griggs. Entered service June 9, 1917, at Recruiting Station, Norfolk, Va. Sent to Marine Barracks, Norfolk, then transferred to Quantico, Va., July 29, 1917. Sailed for France Dec. 8, 1917. Fought at Toul Sector, Verdun, Aisne Defensive, Bois de Belleau, Chateau-Thierry Sector, Aisne, Marne, St. Mihiel offensive, Aisne, Marne, Soissons Sector July 19, 1918, St. Mihiel Sept. 14, 1918. Received gun shot wound in left shoulder and left hand. Sent to Amer. Red Cross Hospital No. 1, Paris; Base No. 20 Chatel Guyon. Received Regimental Citations by French government. Also awarded honorable discharge button. Mustered out at Marine Barracks, Norfolk, Va., June 18, 1919. Service honest and faithful.